Ecoberm - An Alternative to Silt Fencing:
Ecoberm - An Alternative to Silt Fencing
Ecoberm® is a trademarked product exclusive to Groundworks that is primarily composed of (a) compost made to strict specifications and (b) Microblend® that is an all natural tackifier containing no artificial or synthetic ingredients. Microblend® is manufactured under license in Queensland by a subsidiary of Groundworks.
Ecoberm® eliminates the need for plastic silt fencing. In a certified erosion control testing facility, Ecoberm® has shown to be over 99% effective in reducing soil loss. The rest results show that Ecoberm® compares with the highest rated best management practices in the industry under similar conditions. Ecoberm® not only maintains a low cost for installation, but does not require removal or disposal.
The patented Bermbuilder combined with a single step pneumatic application and Microblend® additive creates a dependable system that ensures the berm meets specific dimensions and is installed correctly with 100% ground contact.
An independant lab has shown that the combination of Microblend® and the compost/mulch used to make Ecoberm® greatly enhances the ability of the material to degrade hydrocarbons as water flows through its three dimensional matrix. Ecoberm® uses no plastic materials in its construction. The fibrous matrix it forms with the help of the bonding capabilities give the necessary structure needed without non-biodegradable reinforcements. Made with recycled organics, the compost/mulch blend can be used as an earth friendly soil amendment at the completion of a project.
Ecoberm® may be seeded if left as a permanent part of the surrounding landscape. It conforms to all terrain conditions and no ditching, staking or reinforcement is necessary. There is only a very low impact to the surrounding area physically, visually and environmentally when Ecoberm® is used.